The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on December 15, 1960 · Page 7
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The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas · Page 7

Freeport, Texas
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Thursday, December 15, 1960
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THfi BrUZOBPORT FACTS THURSDAY. DEC. 15. I860 Lawmakers 1 Money Source Ideas Varied By DAVB CHEAVENS AUSTIN (AP)-Tpxns lawmakers' pre-sesslon views on where to get the money to pay for state services In the next two years are ns scattered as a blast from a shotgun. At least 10 different major sources of revenue are suggested in rcplioa from senators and representatives to an Associated Press questionnaire. Many others say frankly: 'It bents me." Recently the lawmakers who meet here Jan. 10 to begin the search characterized by one ns a fiscal "Easter CRR hunt" Rot their first concrete recommendation. This was from Gov. Price Daniel's Financial Advisory Commls Gion. It urged n one-cent levy on payroll earnings to ho shared hal! and halt by employers and em- ployes. This specific proposal had not been officially publicized whet most of the lawmakers replied to The Associated Press question nnire which Included a request for reaction to a payroll lax. On tha flat, undetailed proposition, three said "yes," nine said "no," one said "maybe," but most ot the replies were "don't know." Many legislators said they were waiting for the governor to make some proposals. Some said it was much too early to begin getting down to actual money-raising sug gcstions. But all agreed on one majo: proposition: Money Is the major issue for thi legislature. Everything else de ponds on what's done about it. One lawmaker who asked tha his name not be used in rcspec to his tax Ideas said this is because ot what he called the gov ernor's "rabbit In tha hat" tax policy. He added that "250 mllllor is n lot of money to find on ar Easter egg hunt." Th" governor's Tax Commissioi had a positive suggestion for fine ing the money. The commission said its one pe cent payroll earnings tax woul bring in at least 5214,967,000 fo the two-year fiscal period begin ning next Sept. 1. This wouli rub out tha General Fund deficil give teachers a $400 a year pa boost, increase college teachers pay, and in many ways care fo current and future state servici expansions. Legislators replying to The AP questionnaire proposed a wld variety of revenue raising meas ures. They Included a general sale tax, more or increased specla sales taxes, personal or corporal income taxes, a penny boost pe gallon on the gasoline tax, anoth er try at tha sevErance-benefldar type of natural gas tax, more ii creases in the franchise tax, sti another at the Abandonet Property Act, a shakeup in rural road fund allocations, a publi utility tax boost Gov. Daniel baa said he wil make a full study ol the Advi cry Commission's report befori making his revenue-raising rec ommendatlons to the legislator where his proposals have ha Tha Finance Commission called Its recommendation a broad-based "growth tax." For many legislators who were elected on anti- sales tax or anti-Income tax platforms, this should be a useful handle to put oa money-raising propositions. Nevertheless, there were seven outright proposals for a general sal-*!, tax from legislators who said thoy couldn't see nrry answer for the state's pressing, long- range money problem but some such heavy revenue producer. The severance beneficlarv tux—still in lilig-ition—had a dozen advocates, mid seven said they would go for some type of income tax. Sen. Preslon Smith, LubbocU, wrote that he is not committed "cither way on a general' sales tux and have never advocated additional taxes." "However, I am realistic enough to know that to provide the serv- Ui's that the people seem to want in the wuy of schools, roads, and welfare we have to provide the revenue from so mo source," Smith bald. "In doing this, I fuvor a pro- p'iim of taxation whereby everyone conlriliulcs his sluire, or as iniicli us possible, mul this would J)i' a hroad-basi'il tax." .Smith's views wore reflected in tin' comments of several legislates. Many leaned toward the position tiiat this .might be the session of the legislature that will ilmw Texans into o common effort In boosting stute services with as little tax uataj»s_£>stiil)le. tOVfS HARD EHHHAHOT, C.S. Iff)—Jody Mottii. 10. of Augu.ta. Q». wa> so delighted Jo «ee hl« Btandmother. Ma. Hoy Mot- ii«. that he vowed he d hUB her with all hl» ilrength. He did. Mrs. Motrii wa tent lo bed with a broken rib and strained muiclei. Specials Good TTiurn., Frl., and Sat, Right To Limit Reserved, SWIFT'S PREMIUM SMOKED Hams Swift's Whole Hams Large selection Canadian Baliam er Michigan Scotch 3' »« 10 Christmas Trees 1.50 „, Bar-S Holiday Hams Jasmine Hams '£! A*.*!? 55c Hormel Ham Todd's Hams %«. T? 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